Ontario Cottage Rentals

Secret Gardens

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Listing #f433

Contact: Staff

Phone: 705-788-1806



May 24 - Thanksgiving

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Book This Cottage

To book this cottage, please fill out the online form. Alternatively, you can fill out our printable application form and email it to reservations (@)ontariocottagerentals (dot)com or fax it to 705-788-3728. We will contact you regarding availability once the application form has been received.

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Suitable for Families
Suitable for Families
Pets Negotiable
Pets Negotiable
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
No Smoking

Check-in: Saturday after 4:00pm

Check-out: Saturday before 10:00am

Location:Long Lake in Bala

Secret Gardens cottage is a quaint three-bedroom cottage, situated on peaceful Long Lake just 15 minutes walking distance away from the historic town of Bala with the spectacular view of the Bala Falls. The cottage is neat, bright and compact with hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas, complemented with open posts and beams which gives it a true cottage atmosphere.

Shaded expansive beautiful gardens allow a sense of “back to nature” and a feeling of serenity and privacy nestled on a well-treed lot. Kayaks are available to make it easy to enjoy the lake and also to fish as the lake is known for its great fishing, especially bass. Stunning sunsets and moonlight shimmering across the lake through the trees will give a spectacular display. The tall shady trees and large sunny dock make it inviting to lounge outdoors.

The main living area features stunning views of the gardens and sparkling waters and the lovely dining area in front of large windows creates a beautiful space to enjoy home cooked family meals in the little country kitchen which offers all the comfort of home. The cozy couch and chairs near the woodstove make it comfortable even on cooler days. Through French doors you will find the fully enclosed Muskoka room with surround views of nature and the lake to enjoy the scenery or play board games with family and friends. It is the perfect spot to relax and get lost in a good book, for rain or shine.

Three bedrooms give ample room for five people to comfortably sleep. The master bedroom offers a queen bed facing the lake and has a small TV hidden in the closet; the second bedroom has two single beds which can be converted into a queen size bed and the third bedroom offers one single bed.

The main bedroom area has one two-piece bathroom and there is a newly renovated 3-piece bathroom off the Muskoka room.

A bright living area opens to a 40’ x 10’ deck, offering shade from the sun, allowing guests to sit back and enjoy the breeze off the lake. The gradual and grassy sloped area leads to a large dock with all day sun exposure and Muskoka chairs to lounge. A boat of up to 14ft can be tied up at the 16ft dock area. Roasting marshmallows at the firepit by the edge of the water is a fantastic way to end a day at the cottage. The country road in front of the cottage is great for scenic afternoon walks or runs and for nature lovers Secret Gardens cottage is the perfect place to spend quality time with family and friends.

Restaurants, golf courses, theatre, markets, galleries, shopping and hiking trails are only minutes away.

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Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Coffeemaker, serving bowls, baking dishes
Table Seating:
3 , sleeps 5
Bed Sizes:
1 Queen, 3 Single (2 single can be converted into Queen)
Bring your own
2 TV, DVD Player – DVD collection available
Telephone & Internet:
Cellphone Reception and WiFi
Outdoor Furnishings:
Deck - 40 x 10 across entire cottage
Canadian Shield with grassy approach
Water Toys:
2 Kayaks
Dock Size:
20x18 and 20 x12 in an angle
General Store:
Bass Trout
Owner only wants a maximum of 5 people in the cottage. Has a few stone patios, one is called Secret Patio with its own path way down to the lake, secluded.


  • $1,800 per week during high-season (High-Season includes Family Day Week, Victoria Day long weekend, March Break, the last full week of June to Labour Day Monday, Thanksgiving, as well as the week of Christmas and New Year's ).
  • $1,260 per week during off-season.
  • $300 per holiday weekend in off season – 3 night stay.
  • $210 per night during off season (3 night min).
  • $600 refundable security deposit required.

    The Security Deposit is held as insurance for our owners that should malicious damages occur, they will not be financially responsible. Penalties will be charged to the guest for a number of reasons, not limited to: smoking inside a cottage where smoking is prohibited, exceeding the guest limit for the cottage, leaving garbage on the property, misuse of cottage property.
  • For stays 1 week or less: $59 Accidental Damage Insurance required.

    The Accidental Damage Insurance covers any unintentional damages declared by the guest before check out.
  • For stays longer than 1 week: $75 Accidental Damage Insurance required.

    The Accidental Damage Insurance covers any unintentional damages declared by the guest before check out.
  • $114 cleaning fee
*   Administration fee may be applicable.